Bariatric surgery may be the next step if you remain severely obese after trying nonsurgical approaches or if you have obesity related health conditions. Persons having BMI between 32.5 and 37.5 with one or more Significant Obesity related conditions like:
High blood pressure
Has BMI greater than 40 with or without obesity related medical conditions
Has failed attempts with diet plans and behavioral and medical therapies
Facts about Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric Surgery Types
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
LSG is a relatively new technique wherein the capacity of the stomach is reduced by stapling the stomach. The excess body weight loss at the end of 2 years is matching that of Gastric bypass (RYGB).
Great appetite suppression
Minimal vitamin malabsorption on the long run
At the end of 2 years most patients can eat well
No significant late complications
Gastric Bypass Roux –EN- Y
RYGB is combined restrictive and malabsoptive procedure. A stapler is used to create a small stomach pouch (Restriction) and then a loop of small intestine is bypassed (malabsorption) Thus preventing mixing of food with digestive juices.
60 – 80% EBW is maintained at the end of 10 years
More than 90% chances of resolution of some of the co-morbid condition like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint pains etc
Side Effects & Complications
Like any major surgical procedure, Bariatric surgery also has associated side effect and complications. Your doctor will discuss all these with you in detail in the preliminary stage. Although rare, these complications may occur in spite of all care. However, at VIGOS, We are proud of our extremely low complication rate.
Although rare, these complications can occur in spite of all care, We are proud of our extremely low complication rate.
Disadvantages of OBESITY
Obesity is directly or indirectly responsible for some of the most serious diseases and suffering of the mankind. Obesity – related health conditions whether alone or in combination, can significantly reduce your life expectancy.
Type 2 Diabetes
Obesity leads to insulin resistance and this leads to high blood glucose levels. Over many years this would lead to damage to vital organs like the brain, eyes, heart , kidney and liver.
High Blood Pressure
Obesity puts extra work load on the heart and increases blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to severe damage to vital organs like brain, heart, kidney and eyes.
People with excess body weight have increased frequency of Gatro-esophageal reflux leading to heart burn (Acidity). Swelling of the legs not responding to any treatment.
Osteoarthritis of weight bearing joints
The excess weight leads to early wear and tear of hip, knee and vertebral joints. This will lead to joint pain, restricted mobility and thereby starting a vicious cycle where in obesity reduces mobility which in turn increases obesity.
Sleep apnea & respiratory illnesses
Fat deposits in the tongue and neck can cause intermittent obstruction of the air passage. As the obstruction is increased when sleeping on your back, you may find yourself waking frequently to reposition yourself. The resulting loss of sleep often results in daytime drowsiness and headaches. Moreover, the severe fall in oxygen intake can be life-threatening.
Obesity indirectly reduces the chance to conceive (to become pregnant).
Stress urinary incontinence. (For Woman)
It is vaguely described as leakage of urine on coughing and laughing.
Obesity increases the risk of developing cancers of the pancreas, liver, large intestine, kidneys and ovaries.
Leg ulcers, Dyslipidemia (High cholesterol and other lipid levels in blood), Varicose Veins, Menstrual Irregularities, Cancers, Swelling of the feet.